Usually, I am the oldest person at the shows I go to… thank you musical tastes for never growing up! Last night was an exception.
The crowd definitely showed their age throughout the night. Usually it’s elbows up, fighting for air and fighting for space. Last night there was no fighting for the beloved personal space you typically lose at a show. Am I complaining? No, not really. Well yes.
Why pay for a concert if you are just going to stand there. You may as well just listen to the band at home really loud. It’s the same thing right? Only you save money from not buying a ticket and not having to pay outrageous prices for drinks.
A concert is all about the experience for me. Usually I’m up in the pit, getting all hot and sweaty with a bunch of people I don’t know. I’ve gotten knocked out a couple of times and even broke off some cartilage in my nose a couple of weeks ago at a show. People think I’m crazy, but for me, it’s all part of the game. Last night, while watching the crowd, I realized that some people don’t need that. Yeah, some people were moving around… a small pit was starting up, but it was nowhere near as extreme as I typically find myself in the middle of. Majority of people were just standing there, devil horns up, nodding their heads.
Even though I found it kind of pointless to be at a show and just stand around, everyone seemed to enjoy the talent that was on stage (including me). You can’t deny the true musicianship of the guys in Mastodon and Clutch. I mean obviously they’re talented, they’ve been doing this for years and years.
Is a show like this for everyone? No. Was it for me? No, but I did find it kind of refreshing not having to fight for my life.
Sausage Fest Meter- 19234 out of 10
Crowd Surfers- 13
Broken Bones- None
Drunkards Taken Out By Security- 3